When the earth comes to life in the monsoon, the whole natural ambience in and around Mumbai changes. A weekend getaway during the monsoon is like exploring the gifts nature has offered us. Besides this, if there is a good ambiance created by a resort then it acts as a cherry on the cake.
Last weekend it was an ideal time to ‘wrap the freshness’ that the monsoon has brought along this year, as I experienced a family trip to Alibag’s Radisson Blu Hotel Resort. Alibag is 100 kms away from Mumbai. It takes 3 hours to reach there. On the way there are hills, farms, forest and rivulets that kindles mindfulness through the senses.
Radisson Blu Hotel in Alibag is located deep inside on a plateau at a village named Gondhalpada. Though the road leading to the hotel was errored due to heavy rains and puddles, but once on the hotel property it’s a different world all together. All care was taken by the hotel staff to create a warm bubble for the guests to enjoy their stay with a smile. Here is a video link about the hotel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_H4usn7V_A
Over the years I noticed that the monsoon triggers the creativity in me. Poetic lines & literary quotes flow like streams of water cascading out of mountains. This year I was happy to see my 12 year old niece, Ishita Sankulkar’s creative side as the artist in her, expressed through photography
The 2 nights stay at the resort was surely a great time to unwind and have a good family time, particularly after being restricted in our own zones during COVID lockdown times.
Below are photographs & poetic caption lines presented by an ‘aunt & niece’ duo for my readers to enjoy!